General Policies

The following is a summary of the university's academic standing policy. For a detailed description, please refer to the official policy printed in the current class schedule.

Please note that independent study classes, evening classes, or extension classes may or may not impact academic standing. For a detailed explanation, or for other questions, please contact the Academic Support Office in 2500 WSC or call 801-422-2723.

You can click here as well for a flow chart to may help you understand the academic standing policy.

The academic standing policy of the university is based on 2.0 GPA standard.

  1. When a semester/term GPA falls below 2.0--

    Whenever a student earns a semester or term GPA below 2.0 and has accrued at least six credits since his or her last academic standing computation, the student is placed on academic warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

    If a student was on:

    • Good standing, the student is placed on Academic Warning.
    • Academic Warning, the student is placed on Academic Probation.
    • Academic Probation, the student is placed on Academic Suspension
    • Academic Probation and previously spent time away from BYU while on Academic Suspension, the student is placed on Academic Dismissal
  2. When a semester/term GPA is at least a 2.0 & BYU cumulative GPA is at least 2.0--

    Whenever a student earns a semester or term GPA of at least 2.0 and has accrued at least six credits since his or her last academic standing computation, the student's academic standing is changed to Good or Previous.

    If a student was on:

    • Warning, the student is placed on Good Standing.
    • Probation, the student is placed on Previous Standing.
  3. When a semester/term GPA is at least a 2.0 but BYU cumulative GPA is below 2.0--

    Whenever a student earns a semester or term GPA of at least 2.0 and has accrued at least six credits since his or her last academic standing computation but still has a BYU cumulative GPA below 2.0, the student's academic standing is unchanged.

  4. When a student has not accrued six credits since his or her last academic standing computation--

    Regardless of a student's semester/term GPA and BYU cumulative GPA, if the student has completed less than six credits since his or her last academic standing computation, the student remains on the standing of that semester or term.

    The graded hours and grade points for that semester or term will be added to future enrollments until the minimum of six credits is achieved. When the six credit threshold is achieved, the student's academic standing will be computed based on all course work since the last academic standing computation. Please note that a passing grade in a pass/fail class contributes to the six credit threshold but has no GPA value. A failing grade in a pass/fail class contributes to both the threshold and the GPA.

When a student is placed on academic warning or probation, a block is placed on the student's registration during the next enrollment period. Students may find out more about registration blocks by clicking here.